UTR Sports is announcing its partnership with Rackets Academy, a leading tennis provider based in the United Arab Emirates, to bring the inaugural Junior Regional Championships to Dubai on April 11-14, 2024. This four-day tennis event is aimed to enhance the tennis experience of junior players in the Middle East and Southwest Asia interested in playing college tennis in the U.S.
As part of this partnership, Rackets Academy will host a premium weekend full of action on and off the court, including a desert safari, waterpark tickets to the Atlantis Hotel, and an informational session with a sports psychologist. This exclusive invitation-only event will bring together the highest-ranked UTR U18 and U15 boys and girls, with 32 players per division competing for the title of singles Junior Regional Champion.
“We are delighted to expand our partnership with UTR Sports to introduce yet another first of its kind initiative in the Region," said George Green, Rackets Academy Managing Partner. "The Junior Regional Championships is the first of its kind in the Middle Eastern and Southwest Asian regions and we look forward to hosting more championship events in the future."
"This is a great opportunity for junior players wishing to pursue a future in professional/collegiate tennis to compete at the highest level to showcase their talent to college coaches and scouts," said Amer Salah, Founder of Rackets Academy." We would also like to thank the UAE Tennis Foundation, Dubai Tourism, and Dubai Sports Council for their support in our unrelenting mission to make available every opportunity for aspiring players to achieve their optimum potential."
“We are thrilled to bring this exclusive event to Dubai,” said Chase Hodges, UTR Sports Vice President. “UTR Sports is committed to growing the game in all parts of the world. This event will help players in the Middle East get on the radar of collegiate coaches in the U.S. We are very thankful to Rackets Academy and partners for bringing this vision to life.”
Other event partners include NCSA College Recruiting and IMG Academy who will provide special offerings to the winners and finalists of each level. In addition, NCSA will host a virtual informational webinar a week prior to the event to provide further guidance and insights on the recruiting process for college tennis in the U.S.
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